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MTL retooling F7.
« on: January 02, 2012, 03:14:03 PM »
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MTL's ad in the February MR says that they are retooling the F7 to be on par with the B unit.

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Re: MTL retooling F7.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 04:33:57 PM »
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Yeah, but also said they will use the same chassis...

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Re: MTL retooling F7.
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 11:38:12 PM »
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Joe said on ZDS chat tonight that they will upgrading the chassis with I think said a new one in future.I read somewhere that they are planning to power the B too.
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Re: MTL retooling F7.
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 08:51:56 PM »
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Right.  The program right now is to retool the A unit so it matches, in detail the B unit.  We are also working on the internals so they run better and loose the wobble.  Also, we are changing out the insert of the B Unit so we can power it.  From here on out, both the A and the B will be powered.  Ounce for ounce it's still a brute on the track, with both units powered, proto consists are more feasible.

Still working on the E8, but our vendor for the chassis hasn't settled on a new motor for it.  When it gets released it will have a new chassis (not the SD40-2) and larger motor.  Right now the design is finished, just waiting for the chassis issues to clear up.

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